Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world. It also examines the cultural impact — how the CIA brought LSD to America and inadvertently created counterculture influencers such as author Ken Kesey and poet Allen Ginsberg. It’s an exploration of what happens in times of fear, when the military and medicine collide. And what happens when the survivors fight back.

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  • No. of episodes: 11
  • Latest episode: 2024-03-13
  • True Crime

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Brainwashed?

There are 11 episodes avaiable of Brainwashed.

What is Brainwashed about?

We have categorized Brainwashed as:

  • True Crime

Where can you listen to Brainwashed?

Brainwashed is available, among others places, on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Brainwashed start?

The first episode of Brainwashed that we have available was released 2 September 2020.

Who creates the podcast Brainwashed?

Brainwashed is produced and created by CBC.